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Old 08-08-2012, 12:34   #1
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In the Vein of Science Fiction:

How many of you would sail a lightsail? Talk about going to off the map regions!
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Talking Re: In the Vein of Science Fiction:

That's how we got here.
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Re: In the Vein of Science Fiction:

See the Arthur C. Clarke story, "The Wind From the Sun". Classic sailing yarn...sorta.
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Re: In the Vein of Science Fiction:

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See the Arthur C. Clarke story, "The Wind From the Sun". Classic sailing yarn...sorta.
Yep, agreed. One of my favorite books. I know I'd sail a sunjammer in a heartbeat. If my friends and family think I'm nuts for wanting to sail the ocean, think what they'd say if I decided to, say, sail out to deep space.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:53   #5
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Re: In the Vein of Science Fiction:

Kinda far out.
I talked of this in the early 80s but have never read anything about it.

ITSF Brochure: Propulsion Techniques: Solar- or Light Sails

Still pretty far out there though.
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Re: In the Vein of Science Fiction:

So, if you attached a few big flashlights to a bracket and shone them on the sail....


would you be like that guy who is sailing downwind faster than the wind?
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Yep, agreed. One of my favorite books. I know I'd sail a sunjammer in a heartbeat. If my friends and family think I'm nuts for wanting to sail the ocean, think what they'd say if I decided to, say, sail out to deep space.
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